Kanchenjunga Blue Sheep Hunting is another huge hunting area will likely be opening next year in Nepal, increasing opportunities for blue sheep. The Kanchanjunga Conservation Area (KCA) in northeastern Nepal’s Taplejung district is scheduled to become the country’s second trophy hunting area next year. The KCA management council is in the process of finalizing the proposal with the Department of National Parks and Wildlife Conservation to open KCA in time for the 2018 hunting season. Continuing subscribers will remember we first reported about this possibility last August the management of the KCA was now in the hands of a local council that was working to reopen the area to hunting and had approached to operating there. In mid-July of this year, the KCA management council submitted a preliminary proposal to reopen hunting in KCA.
After initial discussions, the Department of National Parks and Wildlife Conservation requested some additional information before sending the paperwork to the minister for final approval. A census conducted in 2016 reported number of total population of blue sheep 2200.00 in KCA, with particularly good populations present in the Yangma and Lelep valleys. These are likely to be selected as the hunting areas. The department anticipates issuing about 13 blue sheep permits for KCA in 2012. It’s not a done deal, yet, but a spring 2018 opening is likely. The KCA management council, urging them to submit the additional information requested by the department. Nepal wildlife Safari plans to book hunts to KCA as soon as the opening is official. “We are the only outfitter in Nepal that has extensive exposure to both the East (Kanchenjunga) and the West (Dhorpatan) areas of Nepal.